Just So Stories: including 'The Tabu Tale' and 'Ham and the Porcupine' & original illustrations by Rudyard Kipling (Aziloth Books)

Just So Stories: including 'The Tabu Tale' and 'Ham and the Porcupine' & original illustrations by Rudyard Kipling (Aziloth Books)

by Rudyard Kipling

Paperback(New Edition)

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Born in Bombay in 1865, Rudyard Kipling was taken from the exotic sights and sounds of India just five years later and sent to foster parents in England, where he was by his own admission, utterly miserable. When he had children of his own, Kipling made sure that his offspring's young lives were full of mystery and delight, entertaining them by inventing ingenious and amusing explanations to such important childhood questions as how the elephant got its trunk, or the leopard its spots. The original book, published in 1902, contained more than thirty of Kipling's own brilliant illustrations, all of which have been faithfully reproduced in this Aziloth Books edition. Written in comical, grandiloquent style, shot through with beautiful poems and improbably long and hilarious invented words, the 'Just So Stories' have been a firm favourite of children (and adults) for more than a century, and are likely to remain a first choice for bedtime stories for many years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909735682
Publisher: Aziloth Books
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 122
Sales rank: 366,285
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His fiction works include The Jungle Book — a classic of children’s literature — and the rousing adventure novel Kim, as well as books of poems, short stories, and essays. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Table of Contents

How The Whale Got His Throat 4

How The Camel Got His Hump 9

How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin 14

How The Leopard Got His Spots 18

The Elephant’s Child 25

The Sing-Song Of Old Man Kangaroo 33

The Beginning Of The Armadillos 39

How The First Letter Was Written 47

How The Alphabet Was Made 57

The Crab That Played With The Sea 69

The Cat That Walked By Himself 81

The Butterfly That Stamped 92

The Tabu Tale 103

Ham And The Porcupine 114

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